It’s absurdly hot and dripping humidity in the Mid-Atlantic. Summers are soooo much better west of the Rockies. But work on the V-berth head (AKA The Throne Room) is progressing nonetheless.
The wall panel on the left side has been ready to install for months, but for now it’s just dry fitted. I’ll screw the 1″ x 1″ mahogany cleat to the floor as a guide so the base panel won’t move when I glue and screw it home.
The bulkhead doesn’t provide a perfectly straight line for the door to hinge off of or close against, so I needed to add a narrow wall section to square up the door. Putting screws into plywood end grain doesn’t work for long, so I cut off a strip of solid mahogany that will do the job.
Once the glue lines are all wetted out with straight epoxy, I mixed up some wood flour-thickened epoxy and applied it to the wetted out areas.
There are few things that come to mind that are as nasty sounding as doing fiberglass work in the middle of a sticky, hot summer. Nonetheless, it’s gotta happen.